Travel Team Tennis
NTC Hosts Over 17 Men & Women's Travel Teams
NTC offers two travel team options to its members: Northern Illinois Traveling Tennis League (NITTL) and The Jack Barry League.
NITTL consists of ladies’ four court doubles teams whose matches start between 10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Thursdays or Fridays. This league accommodates matches of all levels and runs from September through Mid-May.
The Jack Barry League has both Men’s and Women’s divisions on the weekends at different levels of play. The Jack Barry matches are two singles and three doubles courts and the starting times are from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. The men’s and women’s leagues alternate weekends.
NITTL Travel Teams
NTC’s NITTL Program offers our members multiple teams in each of the four divisions which include ratings from 2.3 all the way to the Open Division! The team experience is complete. In addition to the challenging matches, it includes team drills, home match warm-ups, the opportunity to purchase heavily-discounted uniforms, and a social time for post-match refreshments. Upon request, a coach will provide input on your home match play. The coaches assigned to the team drills are highly qualified professionals with valuable experience both playing and coaching competitive doubles. Drills are goal oriented and focus on high percentage tactics. There is a mix of skill building, strategy, and mental toughness training. NTC prides itself on providing the very best instructors delivering the highest value coaching in the Chicago area.
Getting started with teams at NTC is easy to do; you do not need a partner to enroll in team play. Contact Rich Pier, our Head Professional, to start the rostering process. We will use the league rules and your current NITTL play record or your club rating if you are new to the NITTL league.
- A half hour complimentary warm-up with an NTC pro prior to home matches is provided
- Catered post-match refreshments at a nominal $8 per player charge are arranged by the club
- Weekly high energy team drills are offered at a fantastic $16/hour rate
- An economical $150 team fee is charged per season. This fee is waived for all members enrolled full time in an NTC drill of their choice – either a private drill, club group lesson, or their (recommended for new members) team drill. This full season drill is billed in three sessions.
Home match times: Thursday 10:30-12:00 p.m., Thursdays 1:00-2:30 p.m., Friday 10:30-12:00 p.m., Friday 12:00-1:30 p.m. and Friday 1:30-3:00 p.m.
Call the club 630-355-5600 for placement information.